Category Archives: VantagePoint

Biological Diversity in the Patent System

Biological diversity in the patent system is an enduring focus of controversy but empirical analysis of the presence of biodiversity in the patent system has been limited. To address this problem we text mined 11 million patent documents for 6 … Continue reading

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Synthetic Biology: Mapping the Scientific Landscape

This article uses data from Thomson Reuters Web of Science to map and analyse the scientific landscape for synthetic biology. The article draws on recent advances in data visualisation and analytics with the aim of informing upcoming international policy debates … Continue reading

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Technology Prospecting on Enzymes for the Pulp and Paper Industry

The use of enzymes in the pulp and paper industry was introduced in the 1986. However, their use has been relatively minor. This prospective study aims at enhancing the understanding of the most important advances regarding the use of enzymes in this … Continue reading

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Upgrading the Quality of Science: Does Funding Source Matter?

Extended Abstract – MINING NOVEL DATA SOURCES session at “1st Global TechMining Conference” 2011 Author(s): Abdullah Gök and Philip Shapira (University of Manchester) This paper examines the effect of differential and multiple funding on the quality of science in the … Continue reading

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Funding Acknowledgement Analysis – An Enhanced Tool to Investigate Research Sponsorship Impacts

Extended Abstract – MINING NOVEL DATA SOURCES   session at “1st Global TechMining Conference” 2011 Author(s): Jue Wang (Florida International University) and Philip Shapira (University of Manchester) There is increasing interest in assessing how sponsored research funding influences the development and trajectory of … Continue reading

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Learning to Play the Game: An Enhanced Indicator to Investigate Graduate Training Programs in Science and Engineering

Extended Abstract – NEW INDICATORS  session at “1st Global TechMining Conference” 2011 Author(s):Julia Melkers, Diego Pinheiro, Jan Youtie, (School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology) The need to encourage future generations of students in the pursuit of science and technological … Continue reading

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Using TechMining for designing research policy in a Colombian Higher Education Institution

Extended Abstract – NEW INDICATORS session at “1st Global TechMining Conference” 2011 Author(s):Jenny Marcela Sanchez-Torres (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) The most important Higher Education Institution –HEI- of Colombia has designed a model for measuring its R&D activities which has a … Continue reading

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The Access and Benefi-Sharing Patent Index: Large Scale Text Mining for Biodiversity using High End Computing

Extended Abstract – NEW INDICATORS session at “1st Global TechMining Conference” 2011 Author(s): P. Oldham and S. Hall (CESAGEN, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Lancaster University) We have developed an index of biological species names appearing in the USPTO … Continue reading

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